• The Shifting Fog [also published under the alternate title The House at Riverton]

  • By: Kate Morton
  • Narrated by: Caroline Lee
  • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 11-23-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
  • 4.2 (655 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Summer 1924: On the eve of a glittering society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.
Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time housemaid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.
Set as the war-shattered Edwardian summer surrenders to the decadent 20s, The Shifting Fog is a thrilling mystery and a compelling love story.
An alternate title for this novel is The House at Riverton.
©2006 Kate Morton (P)2006 Kate Morton
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By Karen on 12-22-13

Alternate title for "The House at Riverton"

Where does The Shifting Fog rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Unfortunately hadn't realized "The Shifting Fog" is the same / alternate title for "The House at Riverton." Great book / wonderful narration but wish Audible had indicated that I had already purchased the same book under an alternate title.

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By Tiffany on 08-07-13

Enjoying Kate Morton's books very much

I've listened to all of her books on audible and this was my second favorite, though a little more dark than the rest.

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By Sharon Frater on 11-11-14

Slow in places

Not quite sure about this one. I enjoyed it but had it not been for a reasonably satisfactory ending I would have only given it 3 stars. It was very slow in places and I didn't quite see the the need for so much of the present time. The whole story was about a previous era. I could have done with much smaller amounts of the present day. All in all an ok listen but couldn't heartily recommend it

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By Sue on 06-19-14

Needs editing

What was most disappointing about Kate Morton’s story?

The first part of the story set in a large country house was interesting and kept me listening. However once the story moved to London the bordom set in and by the end I really hoped all the characters met an unpleasant painful death.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

Grace the maid.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The description of life below stairs pre 1914.

Any additional comments?

The most boring book I have ever listened to.

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By Lisa on 04-12-16

Enthralling

Of all Kate's books I have enjoyed this one the most. I laughed, I cried, I gasped and I didn't predict the end. Great book

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By Anna Spencer on 07-16-16

Upstairs/Downstairs revisited

Although I enjoyed The Shifting Fog, I prefer the other books I have read by Kate Morton, which are, in my opinion, more riveting and full of suspense.

I found the fact, that when reading, no mention was made of the end of a chapter, and this made it difficult to read a chapter at a time.

This book would appeal to anyone who is interested in life at the beginning of the 20th century; the background and characters are believable and well delineated. An enjoyable read!

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